I want to be independent, but there are some missing parts, where do I start?
We know it’s hard to even think about a job when you need things like a roof over your head, or a hot meal or even how to get to work when you find a job. Here are a few resources for additional help—housing, health, transportation & food to name a few.
County of Ventura Transitional Housing
Learn about what transitional housing options are available.
Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura
Need emergency housing? This is a contact list of the organizations that can assist you.
After 18/Extended Foster Services & Resources
If you are a foster child that has turned 18, you can still receive services and support until you are 21.
Are you currently homeless or are facing homelessness within 21 days? Get help here.
RAIN Transitional Living Center
Homeless? RAIN is a transitional housing program located in Camarillo and helps homeless families help themselves.
Many Mansions provides affordable housing for low-income individuals and families in Ventura County. Family Housing and Supportive Housing are also offered.
Former Foster Youth & Healthcare
Learn what healthcare benefits are available if you are a foster youth within six months of emancipation or you have turned 18 while still in foster care.
Emerging Adults, After 18, Healthcare
Health coverage for former foster youth, click for guide and form to sign up.
Healthcare Programs for the Uninsured of Ventura County
Need healthcare but you’re uninsured? Visit this site for programs, requirements and availability.
Medi-Cal is California’s public health insurance program and provides needed health care services for low-income individuals, families with children, seniors, children in foster care, and pregnant women.
Ventura County Public Health Clinics
Public health clinics provide services such as immunizations, children's dental care, pregnancy testing, TB skin testing and Sexual Transmitted Infection (STI) testing & treatment.
Children’s Health Promotion
Provide developmental screenings, parent education, and health education services to children 0-5 years of age, their families and caregivers.
County of Ventura Assistance & Resources
Find information on resources, driver’s license and transportation assistance options.
Ventura County Transportation (all other needs)
Secure transportation to an interview or a job and find schedules for available public transportation.
Dial-a-Ride (by city)
Check out available Dial-a-Ride services for the city you’re in, call for details, requirements and to make reservations.
- County of Ventura – CalFresh
The CalFresh program, helps people who have little or no income to buy nutritious groceries.
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
WIC provides federally-funded temporary assistance for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have recently had a baby; and Infants and Children under five years of age.
- Food Share Pantries
Find free food or a meal for those in need via pantries, meal providers and/or farmer’s markets.
- MANNA Conejo Valley
Contact MANNA if you are in the Conejo Valley, hungry, and in need of direct food or grocery assistance.
- Pet Retention Program
Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) provides a multitude of resources and assistance to help keep your beloved pet with you. VCAS offers low-cost vaccination clinics, pet food assistance, behavioral recommendations, and so much more.
CalWorks Ventura County
The CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity & Responsibility to Kids) program provides cash assistance to families with children. Must meet eligibility requirements.
Ventura County Child Support Services
Promoting the best interests and well-being of children and families by working to ensure that children receive adequate and appropriate support from both custodial and non-custodial parents.
Casa Pacifica – Transitional Youth Services
Provides services to youth who have aged out of the foster care system but yet are still in need of various assistance.
Coalition for Family Harmony
Provides victims of family violence with the means to help them escape their life of abuse.
El Concilio Family Services
Provide direct assistance and educational programs to the underserved Latino Community. Primary services include immigration services and youth leadership and development.
Interface Youth Services – Crisis Outreach Program
Are you a runaway, homeless or couch surfing youth, ages 12-21? Get assistance, guidance & support.
211 Ventura County
Provides links to available youth services in Ventura County, for example, youth programs, prevention & intervention and teen pregnancy.